Rural churches share green wisdom at upcoming webinar

Five very different churches in rural Yorkshire have been researching how to achieve the Church of England's target to be net carbon zero by 2030, and will be sharing their findings at an upcoming webinar.

The churches that make up the ‘Towards Carbon Neutral Churches in Craven’ (TCNCC) group are St Mary’s Embsay, All Saints’ Burton in Lonsdale, St Augustine’s Draughton, Holy Trinity Skipton and St Mary’s Carleton in Craven.

The webinar is hosted by the Diocese of Leeds and will offer the opportunity for members of other churches to learn a more about how these churches set about the project and to ask questions of the TCNCC team and their consultant engineers from Locogen.

The group received a grant from the Rural Communities Energy Fund for a feasibility study into renewable energy generation for churches and how to pay for its installation. 

Part of their project includes the dissemination of lessons learned, which is why this webinar is being put on.

The feasibility study has been a starting point and the churches are moving in early 2022 to the next stage of commissioning detailed plans for the implementation of some of the recommended approaches as well as securing the necessary permissions from planners and the DAC. 

This is in keeping with their planning for a gradual, staged implementation by 2030.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 25, starting at 5pm and running for an hour.

To sign up, and find more details, pleasew click here.

As part of the project, TCNCC have put together a video explaining about their work and future plans, which can be seen here.

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